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Aston Villa vs Leeds United: Predictions, tips & betting odds

17:45 WAT 11/01/2023
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The Birmingham outfit have been in solid Premier League form under Unai Emery and should be backed to claim all three points

Friday night's Premier League clash sees Aston Villa host Leeds United in a big game at the bottom of the table.

The visitors head to Villa Park just two points above the drop zone, while Unai Emery's men know a defeat could see them sucked back into the battle to avoid relegation.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United latest odds

The hosts will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend's FA Cup third round embarrassment which saw them knocked out of the competition in front of their own fans by League Two side Stevenage Town.

In the Premier League however, Villa have been in better form with three wins from their last five matches and bet365 offer them at 19/20 (1.95) with the draw available at 13/5 (3.60).

Leeds for their part have picked up just two points from the last 12 on offer in the Premier League and can be backed at 3/1 (4.00).

Aston Villa vs Leeds United first goal scorer odds

The Villans' top scorer this season is Danny Ings and he is offered at 11/2 (6.50) the same price as Ollie Watkins, and Leeds' Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno.

The former Valencia forward has been in strong form this season and five of his 10 league goals this term have been the first strike of the game.

Elsewhere in the market Philippe Coutinho is priced at 6/1 (7.00) just ahead of Emi Buendia at 17/2 (9.50).

Aston Villa vs Leeds United preview

Only five teams in the English topflight have conceded fewer goals at home than Aston Villa this term and while last weekend's defeat to Stevenage was a major blow, they should be able to return to winning ways on Friday night.

Leeds are conceding an average of over two goals per away game this season and while they did manage to keep a clean sheet in their New Year's Eve visit to Newcastle that was their first topflight shut out on the road since April.

Unai Emery will have his side hungry to bounce back and backing them to continue their strong Premier League form should appeal.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United tips and predictions

The price of 19/20 (1.95) for Aston Villa to win is certainly big enough for consideration, while the hosts can be backed at 5/6 (1.83) to score over 1.5 goals which should appeal given Leeds' defensive issues.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.